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Blueberry Pie Bars Recipe

These Blueberry Pie Bars are so easy to make and are tastier than a slice of blueberry pie.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry, blueberry bars, Blueberry Pie Filling, Dessert bars
Servings: 24
Calories: 223kcal

Equipment

  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan
  • Saucepan
  • Hand or Stand Mixer
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

Blueberry Filling

  • 5 cups fresh blueberries divided
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Crust and Crumble Topping

  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 Tablespoons milk

Instructions

Blueberry Filling

  • Heat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  • In a sauce pan combine 3 cups blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Stir over medium low heat until the blueberries start to release their own juices. This will take about 5-6 minutes.
  • Increase the heat to medium high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for about 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Add in the other 2 cups of blueberries, vanilla, and butter. Keep stirring until the butter is melted.
  • Let the blueberry mixture cool as you make the crust.

Crust and Crumble Topping

  • In a stand mixer or mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, cornstarch, and salt. Pulse until all is combined.
  • Spread the butter chunks over the flour mixture in the bowl. Continue to pulse until it forms into coarse crumbs.
  • Add in egg and vanilla and continue to stir until it all clings together.
  • Place half of the mixture into the bottom of your prepared pan. Spread evenly with your fingers or the back of a spoon.
  • Then spoon the blueberry mixture over the crust and spread evenly over all.
  • Bake for about 35 minutes or until the crumb topping is golden.
  • Let the bars cool and make the glaze.

Glaze

  • Mix together the powdered sugar, vanilla, almond extract, and milk.
  • When all combined drizzle over the cooled bars. (You can drizzle over warm bars, but the drizzle might run together.) Slice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg